Archives of American Art

Irving Ramsay Wiles papers

Collection ID:
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings, photographs, letters, and printed material and address books relating to Irving Ramsey Wiles.
Scope and Contents
A majority of the collection consists of writings including thirty leatherbound journals containing daily appointments and notes regarding trips to London, Paris, and Italy.
Scope and Contents
Photographs are of Ramsey's studio at 106 West 55th St and 130 West 57th St., New York, his artwork, and photographs of Wiles and other attendees (including a large group photograph with identifications) at a dinner honoring painter Henry B. Snell at the Salmagundi Club, New York, March 16, 1919. Also included is a photograph of French portrait painter, Jean-Jacques Henner, in his Paris studio, 1872.
Scope and Contents
Two letters to Ramsey are from Michael L. McGarry inquiring about commissioning a portrait, and Mrs. A.M. Kemp regarding her availability as a model. Printed material includes newspaper clippings, and printed reproductions of commerical illustrations and the publications St. Nicholas, January 1887, M.A.P. in America, May 1906, and The Mentor, Dec. 1928, illustrated by Wiles.
Scope and Contents
Also included are two address books.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Irving Ramsey (1861- 1948) was a portrait painter, illustrator and teacher in Utica, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2007 and in 2010 by art historian and scholar, D. Frederick Baker, Baker-Pisano Collection. Baker received the papers as a gift from Gladys Wiles, Irving Wiles' widow.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henner, Jean-Jacques, 1829-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salmagundi Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001